Talking to the songbird from Ova West *he starts peeing when the interview begins* How did you get into music? "First, I was managing a rapper named Ron Wave. I was in a group called Dingo Gang. It was me and like seven other people. Me, Ron Wave, Bobby Woody, Yung Lal the nigga everybody … Continue reading Meet asanté
Do you see the wrath in my eyes As you pierce that hole Through my soul Through my heart that you stole How could you You were blind Blind to everything that I gave Everything that you had Everything that we made Was it ever enough? Even when the sex was rough Even when you … Continue reading El Primero
Seeking arrangement, "relationships on your terms." I set my search filter and began scrolling. Mid scroll I stopped and asked myself "do I really want to make money or was I searching for validity from old men?" I didn't have the answer so I kept scrolling. There were scientists, investors, and accountants. Scrambled pictures concealing the identities … Continue reading Daddy.
A closer look into the life of Baltimore's very own "Chris Cassius" First things first, How'd you come up with the name Chris Cassius? Isn't your name Daryll? "Ok, my middle name is Christopher and Cassius kinda had a ring to it. I already had a bunch of different rap names and I needed something concrete. Something … Continue reading Meet Chris Cassius
Figuring out Baltimore's Oscvr Wow Your name is a play on the main character's name from Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, how do you feel you relate to Oscar? "I mean... yo just like me. He grew up in a diaspora, as a nerd around niggas who weren't really like him. I grew … Continue reading Meet Oscvr Wow
This is an in depth interview of the Baltimore county native producer turned rapper "Lil Burnout." Let's start with the basics. Where did your name come from? "It's a video game about a lot of cars crashing and blowing up. That really invoked a lot of emotion in me." So, how did you get into … Continue reading Meet Lil Burnout
It had never occurred to me that people would look at this and assume it was an advice column. "So basically you advising bitches to get their asses beat. Bitch I wanna beat you up just for typing this whatever tf it is. 2/20/17" I was taken aback. It's not that I cared but this was the first bad … Continue reading Did you want a warning label?
I thought if I swam to the horizon I could meet you there. Lust created optical illusions. I saw the potential good you could be. The person I wanted you to be. But I could never see who you really were. So I swam to you. I took heed to the lighthouse in the distance. But I … Continue reading The Horizon.
You’d think this was about me coming to terms with every which way I’ve fucked up over the past few months. It’s not. This is about the moment in which I have an epiphany. After this epiphany, I still manage to do everything I hate. The void. This void lingers over me like a dictator. … Continue reading Acceptance. An excerpt from my short book “ROOM 506”
She had recently left me in hopes of me bettering myself. In hopes that my mental illness would no longer crowd my mind. She wanted better for me. I tried to salvage the dying relationship but it was too late. My anxiety subsides but I lose myself to emptiness. Lost. I'm a newly single college … Continue reading Losing my “virginity.”